The Pensacola Police Department has submitted their UCR (Uniform Crime Report) stats to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the numbers indicate that crime was down for the 2017 year compared to 2016.
The total crime rate was down a total of 6.2 percent. Violent crimes were down 9.0 percent, and property crimes were down 5.8 percent.
Chief Tommi Lyter credits positive economic development in the city of Pensacola, as well as a distinct dedication from his patrol officers to confront and reduce street level crimes.The citizens of the city have also taken a stance against crime, as they continue to monitor their neighborhoods for suspicious activity and are prompt to report it.
Mayor Ashton Hayward added “I’m very proud of our police department and our citizens for standing together to combat crime in the City of Pensacola. Their level of dedication to working together to reduce crime is evident in these ratings, and continues to improve the quality of life for every citizen of the City of Pensacola.”